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October 31, 2017 4:39 PM Bishop Korir: Peacemaker par excellence

Two weeks before last Thursday's repeat presidential election, Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir implored the rival Jubilee and Nasa alliances to soften their hard-line stands to help ease the political tensions that were rising to a deafening crescendo. While he was against the timing of the proposed changes in electoral laws championed by Jubilee 30

October 31, 2017 7:50 AM Kenya: 10 Things to Know About Bishop Cornelius Korir

The late Bishop Cornelius Korir of Eldoret diocese will go down in history as a man who fought for peace and unity among people. His death on Monday shocked many who looked up to him for religious guidance. 2. His interest in priesthood started while he was still a pupil at Chesoen and Segutiet primary schools between 1959 and 1970. 3. He became a catechist 6

October 26, 2017 2:44 PM Pupil among four killed and scores injured

Three people have been killed and more than two dozens injured in chaos related to repeat presidential election in Nyanza. Two of the victims died after police and anti-election protesters, allied to the National Supper Alliance (Nasa), clashed in Kisumu and Homa Bay on Thursday. The third, an unidentified man, was killed when a mob attacked him in the wee hours 12

October 25, 2017 5:16 AM Count Dracula and the WHO

IT WAS a bit like appointing Count Dracula as the goodwill ambassador for the blood donor service. Truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be plausible. Reality is under no such constraint, and regularly produces events that would never be credible in a novel. Like the decision last Thursday to appoint Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe as the World 10

October 20, 2017 3:43 PM KCSE candidates falling flat in maths and sciences

Nearly 90 per cent of students scored below grade C in Mathematics last year In a troubling trend, performance in Mathematics and sciences in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE) examination has been declining for the last three years, a Nation Newsplex review of national examination data reveals. As candidates prepare to sit the 2017 KSCE starting 1

October 19, 2017 5:59 AM Barack Obama returns to the political arena

Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor. The 56-year-old former president is scheduled to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia on Thursday to support Democratic party candidates for governor. Voters in both states 3

October 17, 2017 8:58 PM KIBET: Curbing grave errors in medical diagnosis

Recent reviews of claims for compensation for malpractices by health practitioners show that diagnostic errors are the most common, most costly and most dangerous medical mistakes both for inpatients and outpatients. Failure to order the appropriate laboratory tests and the application of test results are major contributors to diagnostic errors, together 2

October 16, 2017 1:41 PM Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. A Turkish military plane is taking 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror 7

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

At least 276 people have died in a massive bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane has arrived with medical aid. It will then evacuate about 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. One of the victims 6

October 13, 2017 9:24 AM The female part is more wired than most brains- Rev Timothy Njoya

By talking about his mother’s clitoris, the Reverend Timothy Njoya touched a raw nerve, creating an uproar of near biblical proportions. Njoya has been writing a book, not on church issues or political revolutions for which he’s known, but on sexuality, specifically, the clitoris. The celebrated man of God told set the record straight, explaining to The Nairobian 5